Well, this morning I was in Ireland and here I am once more in the good old UK! And in Derbyshire at that. I lived in this county for some 16 years and it's very odd being back here. Chesterfield is so familiar, even after several years. Even the shops haven't changed much. We used to come here to shop from Matlock, as it has most of the big stores and a fabulous market.
K and Lu picked me up from the airport then we drove home. It's really muggy today and we've all been boiling and rather uncomfortable. Great salad lunch then we went into town and met up with Kirsty, my first Granddaughter and did a bit of shopping. I've never really liked shopping, but it's a novelty now! They also made the mistake of taking me to a craft shop. Fatal. I did manage to limit my spend there, but couldn't resist the odd present or two to myself.
A refreshment stop at Costas was in order and Kirsty is currently hooked on a strawberry shortcake drink with fresh cream on the top, so K and I decided to try one too. The top cream was delicious, the middle bit tasted a bit watery and just like ice but as we neared the bottom, it was all strawberry and delicious! Certainly an experience.
We dropped Kirsty off and headed home. That's about it really. Fabulous egg and chips for dinner. My all time favourite meal. We've since sat at the table chatting and eating the icing off a cake that K was presented with last week. Might be more to report later. Oh and K gave me a present that is actually for her! It's a book in which I have to write the answers to lots of given questions. Where was I born? What about my parents? What did she look like when she was first born? And so it goes on. I'm going to enjoy filling up those pages and think it's a marvellous idea. I wish I had written down all the things my parents had told me about their lives, because you do forget. Now I want to ask them all sorts of things and of course it's too late.
OK, that's it for now.